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Join Stanford -- it's a great place to work

  • Work/Life Balance
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Administrative Associate in Stanford, CA
Current Employee - Administrative Associate in Stanford, CA
Recommends
Approves of CEO

Pros

(1) Environment -- physically, you have space to enjoy the outdoors and take in the beautiful campus. On another level, you are working in an environment where cutting-edge research/knowledge is produced and shared, making what you do all that more meaningful (2) Work life balance -- by 5pm, you are done and no need to worry about work when you get home. (3) Benefits -- you have free use of the gym and libraries, even for your spouse. There is a lot of support to help you maintain balance in your life, whether it is to be more healthy, or to take care of your aging parents. You also have a set amount of money to spend for your own career development (roughly $800/year). (4) People -- in the academic environment, people are more laid back than the corporate world.

Cons

Bureaucracy -- it can take a while to navigate the various sytems (especially financial systems) to accomplish what you want to do. It at times can feel like I work for the government as things churn much slower than would be at a for-profit corporation. Many of the systems also don't integrate well, and much productive time is lost waiting for the data to be produced from online queries.

Advice to Management

Have more reviews and transparencies on how each pay-grade levels are defined so employees know how to navigate the career paths.

Other Employee Reviews for Stanford University

  1. Stanford is a place to start your career.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Graduate Student in Stanford, CA
    Current Employee - Graduate Student in Stanford, CA
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Flexibility, name recognition for future employment.

    Cons

    Location, it is expensive to live here.

    Advice to Management

    To some individuals, to take the appropriate amount of time to mentor students. Others do this quite well.


  2. Helpful (1)

    Great place to study and work. To live? Maybe, if you can afford.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - PhD Student in Palo Alto, CA
    Current Employee - PhD Student in Palo Alto, CA
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    A great place to work and study. People in the university are friendly, laid back, yet still very efficient in doing their jobs. It offers a world-class scientific environment. A lot of great seminars by top researchers in the field are offered each quarter. It is a very safe place, both within the campus and in the surrounding area. The weather is always nice. There are a lot of great cafeterias on campus and nearby.

    Cons

    Things are really expensive here. The cafeterias are nice but not cheap for students. Housing is unacceptably expensive, both on- and off-campus. When both food and housing are expensive, a graduate student with a limited stipend can have a hard time making ends meet. In general, it is a place for rich people. Living as a poor graduate student here is sometimes miserable.

    Advice to Management

    Try to reduce the university housing rate, please?


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